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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431449/peripheral-and-central-glucocorticoid-signaling-contributes-to-positive-energy-balance-in-rats
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Tássia Karin Borba, Lígia Cristina Monteiro Galindo, Kelli Nogueira Ferraz-Pereira, Raquel da Silva Aragão, Ana Elisa Toscano, Omar Guzmán-Quevedo, Raul Manhães-de-Castro
The obesity epidemic has been the target of several studies to understand its etiology. The pathophysiological processes that take to obesity generally relate to the rupture of energy balance. This imbalance can result from environmental and/or endogenous events. Among the endogenous events, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, which promotes stress response via glucocorticoid activity, is considered a modulator of energy balance. However, it remains controversial whether the increase in plasma levels of glucocorticoids results in a positive or negative energy balance...
April 21, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431446/-vitamin-d-in-clinic-and-practice
#2
Armin Zittermann, Stefan Pilz
Vitamin D is unique among the vitamins, since its major source is skin synthesis by solar UVB exposure, whereas dietary intake plays only a minor role. In the general population, cutaneous vitamin D synthesis is clearly below the recommended amount. Dietary vitamin D does not fill this gap. Severe vitamin D deficiency results in rickets in infants and osteomalacia in adults. In the absence of endogenous vitamin D synthesis (e. g. during winter), oral supplements should ensure adequate daily vitamin D intake, where appropriate...
April 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431259/allosteric-regulation-of-metabolism-in-cancer-endogenous-mechanisms-and-considerations-for-drug-design
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REVIEW
Jamie A Macpherson, Dimitrios Anastasiou
Alterations in metabolic processes have been linked to various diseases, including cancer. Although gene expression can dictate long-term metabolic adaptation, many metabolic changes found in cancer are associated with altered allosteric properties of the underlying enzymes. Small molecule-protein interactions and intracellular signalling converge to orchestrate these allosteric mechanisms, which, emerging evidence suggests, constitute a promising therapeutic avenue. In this review we focus on glucose and energy metabolism to illustrate the role of allostery in cancer physiology and we discuss approaches to streamline the process of targeting aberrant allosteric pathways with small molecules...
April 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431199/staphylococcus-aureus-nitric-oxide-synthase-sanos-modulates-aerobic-respiratory-metabolism-and-cell-physiology
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Austin B Mogen, Ronan K Carroll, Kimberly L James, Genevy Lima, Dona Silva, Jeffrey A Culver, Christopher Petucci, Lindsey N Shaw, Kelly C Rice
Nitric oxide (NO) is generated from arginine and oxygen via NO synthase (NOS). Staphylococcus aureus NOS (saNOS) has previously been shown to affect virulence and resistance to exogenous oxidative stress, yet the exact mechanism is unknown. Herein, we report a previously-undescribed role of saNOS in S. aureus aerobic physiology. Specifically, aerobic S. aureus nos mutant cultures presented with elevated endogenous reactive oxygen species (ROS) and superoxide levels, as well as increased membrane potential, increased respiratory dehydrogenase activity, and slightly elevated oxygen consumption...
April 21, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431012/replication-and-repair-of-a-reduced-2%C3%AE-deoxyguanosine-abasic-site-interstrand-cross-link-in-human-cells
#5
Nathan E Price, Lin Li, Kent S Gates, Yinsheng Wang
Apurinic/apyrimidinic (AP) sites, or abasic sites, which are a common type of endogenous DNA damage, can forge interstrand DNA-DNA cross-links via reaction with the exocyclic amino group on a nearby 2΄-deoxyguanosine or 2΄-deoxyadenosine in the opposite strand. Here, we utilized a shuttle vector method to examine the efficiency and fidelity with which a reduced dG-AP cross-link-containing plasmid was replicated in cultured human cells. Our results showed that the cross-link constituted strong impediments to DNA replication in HEK293T cells, with the bypass efficiencies for the dG- and AP-containing strands being 40% and 20%, respectively...
April 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430981/central-nervous-system-glp-1-receptors-regulate-islet-hormone-secretion-and-glucose-homeostasis-in-male-rats
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Lene Jessen, Eric P Smith, Yvonne Ulrich-Lai, James P Herman, Randy J Seeley, Darleen Sandoval, David D'Alessio
The glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) system plays an important role in blood glucose regulation, in great part through coordinate control of insulin and glucagon secretion. These effects are generally attributed to GLP-1 produced in peripheral sites, principally the intestine. GLP-1 is also produced in hindbrain neurons that signal through GLP-1 receptors (GLP-1r) expressed in brain regions involved in metabolic regulation. GLP-1 in the central nervous system (CNS) induces satiety, visceral illness, and stress responses...
April 18, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430919/non-coding-rnas-in-cardiovascular-diseases-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-perspectives
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Wolfgang Poller, Stefanie Dimmeler, Stephane Heymans, Tanja Zeller, Jan Haas, Mahir Karakas, David-Manuel Leistner, Philipp Jakob, Shinichi Nakagawa, Stefan Blankenberg, Stefan Engelhardt, Thomas Thum, Christian Weber, Benjamin Meder, Roger Hajjar, Ulf Landmesser
Recent research has demonstrated that the non-coding genome plays a key role in genetic programming and gene regulation during development as well as in health and cardiovascular disease. About 99% of the human genome do not encode proteins, but are transcriptionally active representing a broad spectrum of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) with important regulatory and structural functions. Non-coding RNAs have been identified as critical novel regulators of cardiovascular risk factors and cell functions and are thus important candidates to improve diagnostics and prognosis assessment...
April 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430835/relationship-between-urinary-nitrate-excretion-and-blood-pressure-in-the-inchianti-cohort
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Miranda J Smallwood, Alessandro Ble, David Melzer, Paul G Winyard, Nigel Benjamin, Angela C Shore, Mark Gilchrist
BACKGROUND: Inorganic nitrate from the oxidation of endogenously synthesized nitric oxide (NO) or consumed in the diet can be reduced to NO via a complex enterosalivary circulation pathway. The relationship between total nitrate exposure by measured urinary nitrate excretion and blood pressure in a large population sample has not been assessed previously. METHODS: For this cross-sectional study, 24-hour urinary nitrate excretion was measured by spectrophotometry in the 919 participants from the InChianti cohort at baseline and blood pressure measured with a mercury sphygmomanometer...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430816/possible-increase-in-insulin-resistance-and-concealed-glucose-coupled-potassium-lowering-mechanisms-during-acute-coronary-syndrome-documented-by-covariance-structure-analysis
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Satoshi Ito, Tomohisa Nagoshi, Kosuke Minai, Yusuke Kashiwagi, Hiroshi Sekiyama, Akira Yoshii, Haruka Kimura, Yasunori Inoue, Kazuo Ogawa, Toshikazu D Tanaka, Takayuki Ogawa, Makoto Kawai, Michihiro Yoshimura
OBJECTIVE: Although glucose-insulin-potassium (GIK) therapy ought to be beneficial for ischemic heart disease in general, variable outcomes in many clinical trials of GIK in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) had a controversial impact. This study was designed to examine whether "insulin resistance" is involved in ACS and to clarify other potential intrinsic compensatory mechanisms for GIK tolerance through highly statistical procedure. METHODS AND RESULTS: We compared the degree of insulin resistance during ACS attack and remission phase after treatment in individual patients (n = 104)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430668/a-turn-on-fluorescent-probe-for-endogenous-formaldehyde-in-the-endoplasmic-reticulum-of-living-cells
#10
Yonghe Tang, Yanyan Ma, An Xu, Gaoping Xu, Weiying Lin
As the simplest aldehyde compounds, formaldehyde (FA) is implicated in nervous system diseases and cancer. Endoplasmic reticulum is an organelle that plays important functions in living cells. Accordingly, the development of efficient methods for FA detection in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is of great biomedical importance. In this work, we developed the first ER-targeted fluorescent FA probe Na-FA-ER. The detection is based on the condensation reaction of the hydrazine group and FA to suppress the photo-induced electron transfer (PET) pathway, resulting in a fluorescence increase...
April 21, 2017: Methods and Applications in Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430660/screening-differential-circular-rna-expression-profiles-reveals-hsa_circ_0004018-is-associated-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#11
Liyun Fu, Ting Yao, Qingqing Chen, Xiaoyan Mo, Yaoren Hu, Junming Guo
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) have been emerged as an indispensable part of endogenous RNA network. However, the expression significance of circRNAs in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is rarely revealed. The aim of this study was to determine the circRNA expression profile in HCC, and to investigate their clinical significances and relevant mechanisms for cancer progression. The global circRNA expression profile in HCC was measured by circRNA microarray. Levels of one representative circRNAs, hsa_circ_0004018, were confirmed by real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction...
April 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430539/metabolic-pathway-rewiring-in-engineered-cyanobacteria-for-solar-to-chemical-and-solar-to-fuel-production-from-co2
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Han Min Woo
Photoautotrophic cyanobacteria have been developed to convert CO2 to valuable chemicals and fuels as solar-to-chemical (S2C) and solar-to-fuel (S2F) platforms. Here, I describe the rewiring of the metabolic pathways in cyanobacteria to better understand the endogenous carbon flux and to enhance the yield of heterologous products. The plasticity of the cyanobacterial metabolism has been proposed to be advantageous for the development of S2C and S2F processes. The rewiring of the sugar catabolism and of the phosphoketolase pathway in the central cyanobacterial metabolism allowed for an enhancement in the level of target products by redirecting the carbon fluxes...
April 21, 2017: Bioengineered
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430522/impact-of-naturalistic-lighting-on-hospitalized-stroke-patients-in-a-rehabilitation-unit-design-and-measurement
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Anders West, Poul Jennum, Sofie Amalie Simonsen, Birgit Sander, Milena Pavlova, Helle K Iversen
INTRODUCTION AND RATIONALE: Stroke is a major cause of acquired cerebral disability among adults, frequently accompanied by depression, anxiety, cognitive impairment, disrupted sleep and fatigue. New ways of intervention to prevent these complications are therefore needed. The major circadian regulator, the suprachiasmatic nucleus, is mainly controlled by natural daylight, and the blue spectrum is considered the most powerful. During stroke rehabilitation, patients typically are mostly indoors and therefore not exposed to the natural daytime variation in light intensity...
April 21, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430367/effect-of-dalteparin-administration-on-thrombin-generation-kinetics-in-healthy-dogs
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Carolyn Gara-Boivin, Jérôme R E Del Castillo, Marilyn E Dunn, Christian Bédard
BACKGROUND: Dalteparin is used to prevent thrombotic complications in dogs. Measurement of anti-factor Xa (anti-FXa) activity is currently used for monitoring therapy, but remains a nonfunctional test. The calibrated automated thrombogram (CAT) could be a suitable approach for functional monitoring. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that the CAT will detect decreased endogenous thrombin potential (ETP) in healthy dogs receiving dalteparin. METHODS: Twenty-four healthy adult Beagles were randomly allocated to 4 equal groups...
April 21, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430154/circadian-rhythm-neuropeptides-in-drosophila-signals-for-normal-circadian-function-and-circadian-neurodegenerative-disease
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REVIEW
Qiankun He, Binbin Wu, Jeffrey L Price, Zhangwu Zhao
Circadian rhythm is a ubiquitous phenomenon in many organisms ranging from prokaryotes to eukaryotes. During more than four decades, the intrinsic and exogenous regulations of circadian rhythm have been studied. This review summarizes the core endogenous oscillation in Drosophila and then focuses on the neuropeptides, neurotransmitters and hormones that mediate its outputs and integration in Drosophila and the links between several of these (pigment dispersing factor (PDF) and insulin-like peptides) and neurodegenerative disease...
April 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429994/ileal-endogenous-losses-in-pigs-feeding-a-protein-free-diet-or-diets-with-different-contents-of-casein-or-crystalline-amino-acids
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Matej Brestenský, Soňa Nitrayová, Peter Patráš
The common usage of protein-free diets to estimate unspecific AA losses has been criticised as unphysiological and incorrect. Therefore, in this study different diets were tested for the determination of endogenous losses (EL) of amino acids (AA) and nitrogen (N) assuming a complete absorption in the small intestine. Seven cannulated gilts received a protein-free diet (Diet PF) or diets with 3%, 6% or 10% crude protein (CP) from crystalline AA (Diets CA) or casein (Diets CAS) according to a 7 × 7 Latin square design...
June 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429852/anti-inflammatory-and-retinal-protective-effects-of-capsaicin-on-ischemia-induced-injuries-through-the-release-of-endogenous-somatostatin
#17
Jun Wang, Wenke Tian, Shuaiwei Wang, Wenqiang Wei, Dongdong Wu, Honggang Wang, Li Wang, Ruisheng Yang, Ailing Ji, Yanzhang Li
The mechanisms regarding the retinal protective and anti-inflammatory effects of capsaicin (CAP) remain unclear. Somatostatin is contained in CAP-sensitive sensory neurons, including nerve terminals, from which it can be released by capsaicin. The present study provides a novel neurohumoral regulatory mechanism for CAP-induced-endogenous somatostatin in a retinal ischemic-reperfusion (I/R) mouse model. CAP (0.5 mg kg(-1) ) was injected subcutaneously 5 min after I/R. A selective somatostatin-depleting agent, cysteamine, was applied subcutaneously 4 hours before the experiment to examine the effects of endogenous somatostatin...
April 21, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429841/the-development-evidence-and-current-use-of-atx-101-for-the-treatment-of-submental-fat
#18
REVIEW
Corey Georgesen, Shari R Lipner
ATX-101 (deoxycholic acid) is the first pharmaceutical therapy approved by the FDA for the reduction in submental fat. Deoxycholic acid is an endogenous secondary bile acid that normally solubilizes dietary fat, contributing to its breakdown and absorption within the gut. This article reviews the identification of deoxycholic acid as a lipolytic agent, and the mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of ATX-101. In addition to phase I/II trials, four Phase III clinical trials have evaluated safety and efficacy of ATX-101...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429734/neuroprotective-pentapeptide-cn-105-is-associated-with-reduced-sterile-inflammation-and-improved-functional-outcomes-in-a-traumatic-brain-injury-murine-model
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Daniel T Laskowitz, Haichen Wang, Tony Chen, David T Lubkin, Viviana Cantillana, Tian Ming Tu, Dawn Kernagis, Guanen Zhou, Gary Macy, Bradley J Kolls, Hana N Dawson
At present, there are no proven pharmacological treatments demonstrated to improve long term functional outcomes following traumatic brain injury(TBI). In the setting of non-penetrating TBI, sterile brain inflammatory responses are associated with the development of cerebral edema, intracranial hypertension, and secondary neuronal injury. There is increasing evidence that endogenous apolipoprotein E(apoE) modifies the neuroinflammatory response through its role in downregulating glial activation, however, the intact apoE holoprotein does not cross the blood-brain barrier due to its size...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429367/can-type-1-diabetes-progression-be-halted-possible-role-of-high-dose-vitamin-d-and-omega-3-fatty-acids
#20
F Cadario, S Savastio, A M Rizzo, D Carrera, G Bona And C Ricordi
In Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in children, close to the onset the requirements of insulin are often reduced. This represents a transient recovery of endogenous insulin secretion named "honeymoon" because transient and followed by a progressive decline in C-peptide secretion. This case report describes the effect of administration of high dose vitamin D and Ω-3 fatty acids on T1D progression in a 8-year-old child. At today after one year and a half from the onset of T1D, the subject shows a near-normal blood glucose with the administration of 1...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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